Category Archive: Decisions

7 Ways to Make Decisions Others Support

It doesn’t matter how decisive you are if your team doesn’t grab the rope and pull. Worse yet, they might support you when you’re in the room, but drop the rope in disapproval when you’re… Continue reading

How to Turn Cautious Teammates into Visionary Thinkers

Visionary thinking typically receives quick turndowns from cautious leaders. People start thinking small and safe. Everyone dreams small when cautious judgmental leaders control decisions. Traditional management culture encourages everyone to lower expectations and ask for… Continue reading

7 Smart Things to Do When Your Team is Smarter Than You

Leaders who move up, end up leading people who are smarter than they are. Be thankful, even if it’s stressful. Leaders who need to be the smartest person in the room: Propagate dumb… Continue reading

5 Ways to Come Out Ahead in Complex Situations

You aren’t doing much if you don’t grapple with uncertainty. Complex issues have many solutions. Thinking otherwise closes minds. Closed minds damage organizations and limit leaders. Avoid the appeal of first suggestions. “One… Continue reading

How to Reach Beyond the Limitations of Your Talent

You suck at many things and excel at few. If you’re a “know all – decide all” leader: Create hierarchy. Stick with your expertise. Control everything. Surround yourself with kowtowing conformists. 5 signs you’re… Continue reading

10 Ways to Disengage in an Engaging Way

Leadership roles are frequently redefined in growing organizations. Leaders grow with growing organizations or both stagnate and die. Growing organizations require leaders to become novices again and again. Stepping back and letting go:… Continue reading